I’m not a materialist. I don’t run out and buy products for the newer, better version. I don’t sway toward bells and whistles or shiny objects. .
When I wrote on my fb that I was getting a new TV after not having one for more than a year, people seemed to collectively gasp. Prior to that, I had an old model – I joke it still had the tube in the back, yet it wasn’t quite that bad.
I don’t own a microwave or a blue ray player and only updated my phone last year.
I’m not a troglodyte. I definitely keep updated, especially in regards to teaching with technology. I’m certified by a national online teaching organization. I train regularly with new learning software.
I’d like to know the ins and outs of more programs like photoshoppe and whatever else I have on this computer.
However, therein lies the problem with technology. There is SOOOO much. And I feel like I’m starring at one screen or another all day every day.
So not having a new whatchamacallit is my way of engaging less with the screen, attempting to live more inside myself than outside myself. I’m not sure how much it works. And it may take more will power than less technology.